Decentralization is good for user control but ultimately by reimplementing existing social media platforms with decentralized protocols we are recreating the same problems that infest those networks. That's why I so rarely use Mastodon these days because "social media" as a concept is fundamentally flawed
cyberpunk on TV: "wow this is amazing"
cyberpunk in a book: "fuck yeah"
cyberpunk in an image: "nice"
cyberpunk in real life: "I'm staging an intervention for you, you drink too much, smoke too much, your apartment is a mess, you haven't been out in weeks, and why do you have all these useless broken computers?"
Privilege isn't a sin, but it's a responsibility and a debt to be repaid https://dustycloud.org/blog/on-privilege/
True software freedom for this age: you can get the source code of a service you use, and can set it up on your own server. You can also get all your data from the service, and migrate it to another service (hosted by you or someone else). Futher, all of this needs to be easy, fast, and cheap enough to be feasible, and there can't be "network effects" that lock you into a specific service instance.
Please don't demand content warnings from strangers. Content warnings are a sort of social contract between an author and their followers; if you are not happy with how someone chooses to use them, do not follow that person or outright mute them, or mute words.
One of the most alienating experiences on Mastodon I've observed is when someone posts about something they're passionate about or is part of their identity and the first response is "please cw that" from a complete stranger.
Libre software user and bad developer // meme enjoyer // frequently tired
social.coop is a a coop-run corner of the fediverse, a cooperative and transparent approach to operating a social platform. We are currently closed to new memberships while we improve our internal processes and policies, and plan to re-open to new folks when that work is complete. [9/2/2018]